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Many refugees experience significant trauma from war, displacement, dangerous migration, and loss of friends and family. Acupuncture can help mitigate both short and long-term effects of this kind of stress and trauma. Although we are currently focused on serving refugee communities, we look forward to expanding our support to other underserved communities with lack of access to care.  

We currently have a strong, core group of leaders who are looking forward to creating future trainings in community-style treatment, NADA protocol, Battlefield Acupuncture, set-up/operation of mobile clinics, and providing trauma-informed care.

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AWB NL TEAM LEADERS

Annette Tapia-Cornet

National Team Leader

metro Amsterdam



Ronald de Wee

Team Leader

North and South Holland

Miguel Fernandez

Team Leader

metro Amsterdam

Marianne Ten Westenend

National Team Leader

Brabant

Aleksandra Boj

Team Leader

metro Amsterdam

Pien Rijlaarsdam

Team Leader

Utrecht

Corine Geelhuijzen

Team Leader

 Noord Holland 

Milena Chavez Cisneros

Team Leader

metro Amsterdam

Karin Zwaan

Team Leader

Friesland

ABOUT US

AWB NL began early in the Spring of 2022 as part of AWB USA's Refugee Support Project. In simpler terms, AWB is an American nonprofit/ngo that has trained and supported many European acupuncturists to work with over a million refugees who are continuously resettling throughout the European Union. AWB has affiliated Team Leaders and organizations in several European countries, including the Netherlands, the UK, Poland, and Greece.

We are proud to say that the Dutch team has has trained multiple Leaders and their team members to support several ongoing clinics, and establish foundations for new  locations and collaborations. Our success and growth has led us to the point that we are now preparing to establish a separate Dutch stichting, so that we can further expand our activities within the Netherlands.


 

 

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